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Left Rib Lump Below Breast
Lumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
See doctor: If this has been present for more than a week or getting larger, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Skin lumps are commo: It could be a fatty tumor (lipoma)which are very common. Most such lumps are benign. But others can be malignant. It all depends on the size and texture. If it is increasing in size over a period of one or two month, you should seek medical attention and get yourself checked. ...Read more
My right rib sticks out more than my left. It is right above the right breast. I'm worried this could be a lump?
See a MD: The best way to know if this is a problem or not is to have it examined by a MD. ...Read more
I have a soft lump under my left breast like on my rib. I have recently lost 30lbs does that have anything doing with it?
I'm a 39 yr old female. I just found a hard knot/lump under my left breast. Its small and feels like it is on my rib. Should I be concerned??
Hope for the best: Hopefully this turns out to be a benign finding such a lipoma. However, given its anatomical locations, other things should be evaluated for. The physical exam and bedside ultrasound may hold the answer. Please see your doctor asap to address your concerns. ...Read more
I have movable non painful lumps on my rib cage, one below breast and another one left bottom of rib cage these are there for more than an year...
Lipoma/fatty tumor: It may a fatty tumor, that is benign, as long as it does not get bigger and painful nothing need to be worried about. ...Read more
On my left breast near my ribs but still on my breat there is a small brown mark and when I touch if it feels like there's a lump what should I do?
I have soreness/pain in the outer upper breast, over the ribs, but no lump. It's left side only. What could this be? I'm 24.
Fibrocystic disease: Common benign condition seen in young woman but still you have to see your doctor to make sure nothing serious. ...Read more
Hello I'm 34 yrs old and I just discovered a painful lump under my left breast close to my rib cage. Should I be worried about this?
Get it checked: You should have it checked. If it is not in the breast tissue itself then it may be a cyst or boil that needs to be treated. If it is a painful lump in the breast then it needs to be examined by the doctor. Those are usually benign fibrous type growths but you need to have an exam to be sure. ...Read more
I have lump under my left Breast on top of my rib cage. It hurts a little when I touch it and sometimes when I don't touch it at all. What is it?
Lipoma?: Only a biopsy can tell you for sure. But lipomas (benign fatty tumors) are common and can feel like you described. How long have you had it? Weeks? Years? If you e had it for years and it hasn't changed you may be able to watch it. If it bothers you or if it's new or if it's growing rapidly have it excised and they will tell you exactly what it is ...Read more
I have a lump under my left breast on the top of my rib cage been there for a long time. But now it got bigger I Can move it it hurts had and sometime?
I have a lump on my ribs about 1 1/2 inches below my left breast. There is alot of pain to the touch and moving. I'm just wondering what it could be?
Any lump which is persistent requires a medical examination by a physician especially if it has shown some growth while you have watched it.
Any lump which is painful like you have described can be an infection, so there is a sense of urgency to treat an infection. So go see a doctor and get a physical exam done soon. ...Read more
A lump under my left breast, it's seems to be sitting on top of rib cage it's about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide it has a burning feel when touched?
Get a doctor's opin: For it might or might not be serious. ...Read more
I'm a 25 yr old f: I have a lump/1 side seems raised higher than the other side under my left breast but on the upper part of my rib cage is it normal?
I have a lump on my left rib cage about 2-3 inches under my breast, it hurts sometimes and have found a few more on both sides. Bean sized and smaller?
Please seek medical attention and have them checked out by a doctor.
Could be a minor issue like lipomas, cysts, fibromas or more serious lesions like infection, systemic conditions like arthritis condition, neurofibromas and metastases (very unlikely given your age) ...Read more
Hard bone like lump on my rib above my left Breast just of the centre bone non movable and painless? Should I be worried? I'm 28 female
Well: Any Lompa particularly painless of the Chest or Brest should be evaluated by an in person exam by a physician ...Read more
I have a huge painless rubbery lumps in left arm near crease also a small painful lump on rib under breast (see pic of arm) no insurance what to do?
Seek care: While these may be harmless fat deposits called lipomas (a benign or non-cancerous type of tumor), there is also breast tissue on the ribs and in the arm pit. If you are feeling new lumps in these areas, you should be examined. Planned parenthood provides free or low-cost gynecologic care. That may be an option for you. ...Read more
I have a oval shaped lump on top of my rib cage below my left breast. Rubbery gel like feel, hurts when I sit long or lean on it, feels like a blockage?
Cyst or lipoma: You need to have this evaluated. Most of the time these are benign lipomas or cysts. BUT you can't guess at these things. See your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
Mobile lump upper left rib below breast. No injury but lump/surrounding area is painful. Lower back also sore. Any ideas please?
Today I just found a lump under my left breast on the rib cage. It is very painful and I have another on left back rib which radiates to the front. Are these symptoms of cancer?
Need to see your doc: Only a doctor's examination can clarify what it is. Any lump, if it is new and it is real, means something is wrong. It can be an infection (skin) or it could be something else. ...Read more
I have dcis and a new lump on the left breast. The surgeon just felt it, and said it's from a rib? Does that make sense?
I have lump above my left rib towards under my left breast dat kinda moves. .....I also have pain when I cough because of it and gets tight?
A few weeks ago a pimple like bright red bump appeared on the trunk of my body, left side near my breast sort of on my rib, it left a dark flat lump?
Residual scar: Good day, thank you for your question! It sounds like this might be a residual scar left behind from the pimple. Either way it would be prudent to see your PCP. All the best! ...Read more
My mother has a lump under the left breast. Its hard, it doesn't move under the skin. Its more like in last left rib. What is it? Should we be worry?
VERY worried: Get seen now. If you love your mom, please do whatever it takes to get her to the physician. It may be nothing. But from your description, based on what you've given us to work with, it does need to be seen now. ...Read more
Pain below left breast, on rib! Flat squishy bump, painful even to the touch! Numbness in leg, cesarean 3months ago! Lump- since birth?
If the lump has: Been there since birth, it is unlikely to be causing the problem. If you have pain underneath your rib, then you need to work with your family physician or Internal medicine to find out if you need further studies like Xrays or CTs to evaluate if the pain is related to blood clots, scar tissue, or muscle or cartilage strain. Hope this helps and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Hi, I have a lump that has some bruising (but I've had no trauma) on the left rib cage just under the breast. It is tender to touch and has grown..
Me4dical Checkup adv: Any lump like this one needs a medical examination unless you recall having hurt yourself or bumped into something hard. If it is growing it is even more worrisome. We need to know your Age and also if you are taking any medicines such as aspirin or blood thinners.??? Unless you have one of the above 3 potential reasons for having a bruise, you must go see your doctor very soon. ...Read more
I have a lump under my skin on the left side of my chest, under my breast. It is growing bigger and is very sensitive and hurts to touch, what is it?
See physician: Should see physician for examination and detailed history. Could be anything. Sometimes painful lumps can be related to infection, but sometimes tumor with assumption that there was no trauma. May need ultrasound for characterization. If not specific may need biopsy. ...Read more
Sharp pain around top of left breast around chest... but not not on it. Have felt for lumps but none there. Any ideas?
Some possibilities: If your breast examination was normal, this discomfort could be due to an irritated/inflamed chest wall muscle or could be due to a pinched intercostal nerve which runs between two ribs and may increase with a deep breath and often radiates around the side of the rib cage. A muscular discomfort usually has associated tenderness. Your physician can advise you after an examination if it persists. ...Read more